The Malvern High School Drama Department performed The Wizard of Oz, on March 24, 25, and 26, 2017, under the direction of Mrs. Anna Anderson and Miss Tiffanie Pyles. The cast included Miss Kendra Kuehn as Dorothy, Mr. Jake Wise as Scarecrow/Hunk, Mr. Casey Crowl as Tin Man/Hickory, Mr. Anthony Paulette as Cowardly Lion/Zeke, Miss Susan Thompson as Glinda the Good Witch, Miss Sophia Stasiak as Wicked Witch/Miss Gultch, Mr. Ike Moser as Professor Marvel/Wizard of Oz/several other characters, Miss Tara Tucci as Auntie Em, Mr. Vincent Osborn as Uncle Henry/Munchkin Barrister/several other characters, along with numerous other middle and high school students. Toto was played by Chip Paulette of Paulette Fir and Recycling.
All three shows received great reviews. The audience the night of the final performance received a special treat. The students came out on stage after the final curtain call and performed a special rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow to Mrs. Anderson, who is retiring at the end of this school year. It was a very moving performance. The Drama Department wishes to thank the community for their support.